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gender equality documents - Czech Republic

Based on the Resolution of the Government No. 6 dated 7 January 1998 the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs was charged to take over the responsibility for implementing equal opportunities policies for women and men. It was also charged to prepare a document titled Priorities and Procedures of the Government for the Enforcement of Equal Opportunities for Women and Men, which is assessed and updated on an annual basis (see below). Although in these reports the government generally finds the situation regarding the implementation of equal opportunities as satisfactory, Czech NGOs have a different opinion. For this purpose they have prepared a shadow report on the governmental report.

 

Resolution of the Government of the CR dated 7 January 1998 No. 6 "On the Communication concerning the Position of Women in Society"

 

Current text of the Priorities and Procedures for the Enforcement of the Equality for Men and Women [in Czech only]

http://www.mpsv.cz/scripts/clanek.asp?lg=1&id=697

[updated on 03/06/2004]

 

2003 Summary Report on the Implementation of Government Priorities and Procedures for the Enforcement of the Equality for Men and Women [in Czech only]

http://www.mpsv.cz/scripts/clanek.asp?lg=1&id=5612

 

2002 Summary Report on the Implementation of Government Priorities and Procedures for the Enforcement of the Equality for Men and Women

http://www.mpsv.cz/scripts/clanek.asp?lg=2&id=703

 

2001 Summary Report on the Implementation of Government Priorities and Procedures for the Enforcement of the Equality for Men and Women

http://www.mpsv.cz/files/clanky/2791/report.doc

 

1999 Summary Report on the Implementation of Government Priorities and Procedures for the Enforcement of the Equality for Men and Women [in Czech only]

http://www.mpsv.cz/scripts/clanek.asp?lg=1&id=700

 
1998 Summary Report on the Implementation of Government Priorities and Procedures for the Enforcement of the Equality for Men and Women [in Czech only]

http://www.mpsv.cz/scripts/clanek.asp?lg=1&id=699

 

National Report on Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action

http://www.mpsv.cz/files/clanky/2627/2627.doc

 

Second Periodical Report on the Fulfilment of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women

http://www.mpsv.cz/files/clanky/2628/2628.pdf


 

equality and the labour market

 

Act No. 65/2965, the Labour Code, as Amended

http://www.mpsv.cz/files/clanky/1126/No_65_1965.pdf

 

Section 1, Paragraph (4)

In labour law relationships direct and indirect discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, racial or ethnical origin, nationality, citizenship, social origin, background, language, health condition, age, region or creed, property, marital and familial status or family obligations, political and other thought, membership and activities in political parties or political movements, trade unions or employer organisations is prohibited; discrimination based on pregnancy or motherhood is considered discrimination based on sex. Furthermore, conduct entailing enticement, encouragement or instigation of pressure directed at discrimination is considered discriminatory.

 

Section 1, Paragraph (5)

Furthermore, temporary measures adopted by an employer aimed at ensuring that equal representation of men and women in hiring, professional training and promotion in employment becomes equal, if there is ground for such a measure consisting in an unequal representation of men and women at the employer, is not considered to be discriminatory. However, the employer’s course of action must not be directed at disadvantaging an employee of the opposite sex whose qualities are higher than the qualities of the new hired employees.

 

Section 1, Paragraph (8)

Harassment is understood to mean as conduct which is justifiably perceived by an employee affected by such conduct as unwelcome, inappropriate or demeaning and the intention or consequence of which leads to the denigration of a physical person or to the creation of hostile, denigrating or upsetting work environment.

 

Section 1, Paragraph (9)

Sexual harassment is understood as conduct sexual in nature, in any form, which is justifiably perceived by an employee affected by such conduct as unwelcome, inappropriate or demeaning and the intention or consequence of which leads to the denigration of the dignity of a physical person or to the creation of hostile, denigrating or upsetting work environment or which may justifiably be perceived as a precondition for a decision that will affect the exercise of rights and obligations following from labour law relationships.

 

The latest amendments to the Labour Code

Act No. 362/2003
Act No. 47/2004


 

Act No. 1/1991, the Employment Act, as Amended

http://www.mpsv.cz/files/clanky/1131/No_1_1991.pdf

 

Amendment to Act No. 167/1999, the Employment Act

Section 1: the prohibition of discrimination in access to employment: it involves the option of a citizen to claim his/her right to employment without discriminatory restrictions, both in court and through Labour Offices. In compliance with the wider definition of discriminatory reasons in compliance with the requirements of the European Union, the scope of factors considered as discriminatory has been expanded to include, among other things, sexual orientation, gender, marital and family status and obligations to one’s family.

 

research and development

 

Governmental Resolution ”On the National Policy of Research and Development of the Czech Republic” (No. 16/2000).

On 5 January 2002 the government adopted resolution No. 16 ”On the National Policy of Research and Development of the Czech Republic”.

In the resolution it is stated:

”Bodies responsible for the realisation of the policy of Research and Development (R&D) will strive to gradually develop procedures to equalise opportunities of women and men in all state-subsidised programs of R&D. The state expects that institutions and organisations of R&D will apply similar procedures in their concepts, statutes, rules of organisations and normal life”.



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